To many people just out of college, the endless, potentially life-changing decisions to be made every day can be overwhelming: Should I take this low-paying job to learn a new skill? Will I move for this relationship? How will I know when I’ve “figured it out”?
Those of us who are past those angst-ridden first few years out of school know that clarity and self-assuredness come eventually, even if it takes a little while.
It’s natural to make the wrong call. It happens to all of us. Sometimes the wrong call ends badly, but we make out just fine. And sometimes, through an odd series of events, the wrong call ends up being the right call.
This is where you come in.
To help recent graduates just starting out on their own, we’re collecting your stories about mistakes. Tell us about a time from your early 20s when you messed up, and how things turned out.
We’ll publish a selection of the responses over the summer.